Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-05191
A submarine eruption that began off the western coast of Fayal Island in 1957 produced heavy ashfall that buried houses, such as the one in the foreground. The new submarine vent built a pyroclastic cone (upper left) that was eventually connected to the mainland. Extensive ashfall partially buried the Capelinhos lighthouse (upper right), which had been located on the western shoreline of Fayal Island.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1980.
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